Accidents have always happened on the nation’s roads – and they will for many years to come. It doesn’t matter if you are an ace rally car or a learner, there is always the chance of something happening while you are driving. With this in mind, we thought we would ask you a simple question: which of the following numbers have you got stored on your phone?
There is the potential for all kinds of emergencies while driving. So it is vital to have rapid access to the emergency services, mechanics, and a whole host of others. So, the next time you head out in the car, make sure you have the following numbers on speed dial. You never know when they might come in handy.
Everyone knows how to dial 911, of course. And it’s the quickest way to get the emergency services out to your location in the event of a crash. However, bear in mind that the vast majority of 911 calls are not emergencies – and they waste a lot of resources. With this in mind, make sure you know the alternative numbers of your local police department. Use it instead of 911 if the crash does not result in a life-threatening scenario.
Store your ICE numbers
Heard of ICE numbers? ICE stands for in case of emergency, and every phone should have them stored. Here’s what you need to do. Think about who you would want to be notified in the event of an emergency – your next of kin, mother, or close family and friends. Just add the word ICE in front of their names on your phone. If you do end up in a nasty accident, the response team will check for your ICE numbers and notify the relevant people.
In the event of a car crash, you need to notify your insurers as fast as possible. Ask any insurer and most will tell you that you should call your provider even before ringing the emergency services. It’s a joke, of course, but there is a valid point here. The faster you notify them, the quicker you can get the ball moving to make a claim against the other party. And, most importantly, you will have fresh memories of what has just happened to use as evidence.
Auto accident lawyer
It can take a long time to choose a car accident lawyer to represent you in your case. And, when you have just been injured in a nasty crash, are you going to make the best decision? You are far better off researching lawyers in your locale right now. The average adult has between three and four accidents in their lifetime. So the chances are it’s going to happen – so prepare now and call your lawyer quickly after the event.
The breakdown service
OK, so you have called the police, your insurers, and your lawyer. Now you need to get home. Make sure you have your breakdown cover number stored on your phone, along with the details of your policy. The quicker you call them, the shorter time you will need to wait – it’s as simple as that.